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Last Updated: 7th Feb 2023

Is chemical digestion possible in the stomach?

Chemical digestion is when acids, enzymes, and other secretions convert food into nutrients. Chemical digestion begins in the mouth, continues in the stomach and ends in the small intestine.



This is what chemical digestion means in the stomach.

Enzymes are responsible for breaking down food molecules into small molecules that the body can use in chemical digestion. The stomach contains gastric juice that starts protein digest. Gastric juice is mainly made up of hydrochloric acid, pepsin and pepsin.

You may also wonder, "Where does most of the chemical digestion in the stomach take place?" small intestine

In the stomach, what chemical and mechanical digestion occurs?

When food enters the oral cavity, digestion begins. Both chemical and mechanical digestion take place in your mouth. The stomach walls' muscles churn the liquid (mechanical), which allows it to mix with digestive enzymes (chemical) and gastric acid (chemical). This converts the bolus to a liquid called "chyme".

Does water need to be used for chemical digestion?

Hydrolysis is a method of chemical digestion that uses water and digestive enzymes. This allows for the breakdown of complex molecules. Hydrolysis is usually very slow and can be accelerated by digestive enzymes.